The World Travel & Tourism Council has saluted the Portuguese government for recognising the importance of the sector to the overall economy. Making tourism a priority has resulted in the sector growing 8.1 per cent in 2018, contributing €38.4 billion to the nation’s economy.
Radisson Hospitality has announced the signing of three brand-new hotels. The trio are designated to arrive under its Radisson Red brand as part of a strategic franchised partnership with developer and operator Value One Hotel Operations.
The Savoy Palace has made its debut in Madeira, Portugal, expanding and elevating the Savoy Signature portfolio, a family-owned collection of historic hotels and resorts on the scenic island in the Atlantic.
Portugal Tourism, in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, has announced the launch of the Tourism International Academy. An ambitious tourism training project aimed at developing human capital in the sector in a sustainable and comprehensive manner, it will be based in Estoril.
Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport earlier, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network. Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, flight QR343 was greeted with a water cannon salute on arrival.
The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony on the breath-taking Atlantic island to find out who among them would be crowned best of the best. Winners at the red-carpet reception included the enchanting city of St. Petersburg, Russia, voted Europe’s Leading City Destination.
Madeira is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony on June 8th. Leading travel industry figureheads from across the continent are attending what will mark the inaugural World Travel Awards ceremony in the breath-taking island destination.
Hyatt Hotels has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Realtejo - Hotelaria e Turismo to develop the first Hyatt branded hotel in Portugal: Hyatt Regency Lisbon.
Taking the title of World’s Leading City Hotel earlier this month at the World Travel Awards Grand Final, Corinthia Hotel, Lisbon, is one of the jewels in the Portuguese capital’s tourism crown. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night to find out more